EEDI and SEEMP clarifications on applicability

The Maritime Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted technical and operational measures to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions from the international shipping. Through resolution MEPC.203(62) the IMO has adopted the following measures:

 Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI);
 Energy Efficiency Operational Index (EEOI); and
 Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan (SEEMP).


the applicability of the above mentioned technical and operational measures
that came in force on January 1, 2013.
The EEDI will apply to new ships of 400 gross tonnage and above (except those with diesel-electric, turbine or hybrid propulsion systems) as outlined below:

 For which the building contract is placed on or after January 1, 2013;
 In the absence of a building contract, the keel of which is laid or which is at a similar stage of
construction on or after July 1, 2013; and
 The delivery of which is on or after July 1, 2015.

The Administration may choose to waive the requirement of EEDI up to 4 years after each of the above dates.
It is important to note that EEDI will also apply to ship that undergo a “major conversion” as defined in resolution MEPC.203(62).
An Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC) shall be issued for both new and existing ships of 400 gross tonnage and above.

The SEEMP shall be prepared for both new and existing ships of 400 gross tonnage and above
according to the guidelines developed by IMO resolution MEPC.213(63).


For existing ships a SEEMP required in accordance with Regulation 22, shall be verified on board
according to Regulation 5.4.4 and IEEC shall be issued, not later than the first intermediate or renewal
MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 2 survey, whichever is sooner, on or after January 1, 2013 i.e. a survey
connected to an intermediate / renewal survey of the IAPP Certificate.
The intermediate or renewal survey referenced above relates solely to the timing for the verification of
the SEEMP on board i.e. these IAPPC survey windows will also become the IEEC initial survey date for
existing ships. The SEEMP is however a survey item solely under the new MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 4,
and is not a survey item relating to IAPPC survey.
In the event that the SEEMP is not found on board during the first intermediate / renewal survey of the
IAPP Certificate on or after January 1, 2013, then will seek advice from the Administration
concerning the issuance of an IEEC. However, the validity of the IAPP Certificate is not impacted by the
lack of a SEEMP as the SEEMP is a survey solely under the new MARPOL Annex VI, Chapter 4, and not
under the IAPPC surveys.


Ship Owners / Managers / Operators shall contact flag administration for the issuance of the International
Energy Efficiency Certificate (IEEC) as applicable.

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